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to detroit. 94 in atlanta. 85 here in the big apple. >>> well, here's a story that we usually don't hear from the middle east. a world record, in fact. >> pretty cool story. some 13,000 children steered clear of trouble in gaza to fly their kites at the same time. it all made for a pretty colorful show in the skies. >> the previous record of more than 10,000 flying kites at once was set earlier this year in china. so good for those kids. and congratulations. >> that is a cool scene out there. a little peace and a nice little event t d aorld record. >> and a world record to go with it. >> not bad. more "world news now" coming up after the break. you go next if you had a here would hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got the
to push to make the wealthy pay more. the big question, of course, will the plan be in place by next tuesday? we're following the debt -- the development and the dead showdown. >> a very it -- in the debt showdown. >> the president just announced he will be addressing the nation at 9:00 tonight to talk about this. we saw both sides put forward a new plan and then trashed the other plan. dealing in a degree on is that this is not a game. -- the only thing they did agree on is that this is not a game. >> it is proving costly and all consuming. >> the new gop plan would raise the borrowing limit by $1 trillion this year. even larger allowances next year but only if congress approves an additional $1.80 trillion in cuts. >> it is time to get serious about solving america's problems. i believe our plan is a good step in the right direction. >> democrats dried tea party members for driving the debate into unrealistic territory. they say we cannot keep having this argument. does anyone think it would be a good idea to do this all over again in six months? they have their own plan. $2.40 tri
)s, other big costs. jake tapper and jon karl have been tracking it. >> reporter: last night after their prime time addresses to house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend more and you pay more. >> reporter: right now there are two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the senate and a senate one that cannot likely pass the house. both cut more than $1 trillion in spending and do not raise ta
is still considering and still probing with the white house the possibility of a big deal that would be nearly $4 trillion in deficit reduction and include $800 billion in added tax revenues over the next ten years. if he goes this route, i am told he will face a revolt from hisis republicans in the house including his fellow leaders eric cantor and kevin mccarthy. this would be a very risky move by the speaker but i'm told he is still considering it. >> treasury secretary tim geithner joins me now. he would have to manage the chaos if the united states defaults for the first time in history. secretary geithner, thank you for being here. well, you just heard whaha jonathan said about what's on the table. is it possible that there will be a framework deal in place by 4:00 p.m. this afternoon? >> i hope so. again, both leaders recognize they're running out of time. they need to get this process moving in the house by monday night to achieve that deadline. they need to have a framework that they know with complete confidence will pass both houses of congress and is acceptable to the pre
'r're not ready to vote f this, are you? >> from a big picture, i'm not ready to vote for this. let me tell you why -- excuse me, george, the bottom line here is, the people who got elected are not excited about being republicans or democrats, they are excited about results. and it is fair to say, we've achieved significant change in the way washington works by paying for the debt ceiling increase and not passing it on to the credit card. we've not achieved entitlement change, we've not reduced the size and scope of government. we're going in the wrong direction at a slower pace and for a lot of people that is not winning. >> you're an internationalist. we talked about all sorts of things like afghanistan. you saw the soldiers yesterday and i asked david plouffe, desperately asking their commander, admiral mullin, whether they will get paid. and he said i can't tell you. >> i can. i can tell them. here's what i would have said, not only are you going to get paid. admiral mullin said the number one national security issue facing this country is debt. and i wish we would have followed on with wha
be tarnished. >>> big deal. some of the most popular medicines in america like lipitor about to get a lot cheaper? >>> and jackpot. a tulsa man discovers these old cups are worth more than $1 million. an "antiques road show" r rord. >> wow. >>> good evening. good monday to you. and tonight we begin with the face you haven't seen. the voice you haven't heard. the hotel maid who told the story that rocketed around the world. the story of the alleged assault that derailed a powerful titan. and she sayss tonight she will not sit silently while he might go free. it's an abc news exclusive interview with "good morning america" anchor robin roberts who's here with us now. >> that woman is nafissatou diallo. a 32-year-old immigrant from guinea, west africa. in her first television interview, she painstakingly recounts the day she says she was sexually assaulted by dominique strauss-kahn -- the powerful man who at the time, was the head of the international monetary fund. >> he comes to me, and grab my breasts. "no! you don't have to be sorry," i said. i said, "stop! stop, i don't want to lose my
it big time. the current temperature at reagan national airport 100 degrees. we broke the record in 1991. 102 degrees at reagan national airport was the high. this is what it feels like, the heat index 109 at reagan national 104 dulles airport. at the latest doppler radar thunderstorms clearing to the south, south of fredericksburg. earlier, they have had a severe thunderstorm warnings. we have a new heat advisory that will go into effect for the daytime hours tomorrow, expiring tomorrow night. then thunderstorms through the day. are you ready for another potential heat wave? the full forecast from the belfort furniture weather center coming out. >>> not ready for that. the coverage of the heat wave continues with richard reeve at the national mall with more on how hot it feels and how the people are coping. >> it is impressive. he concealed the thickness of the air. -- you can feel the thickness of the air. for some people, the temperatures are downright dangerous. even the shape does not help in this heat. >> over 120. >> the heat gun that registers over 120 degrees on the national mal
embrace a big package that does not include tax -- does not include tax increases. this is not over yet. >> the clock is ticking. >>> paramedics rushed to the tomb of the unknowns soldier at arlington cemetery with reports of multiple people complaining of heat related illnesses. two people were treated at the scene and a third person was taken to the hospital. >>> we did get a little break today from the heat wave, it is still very warm out there. for more on what we can expect, let's go over to the weather center. >> a bit of good news. add a bit of a cool down on the way as the start the week. by the end of the week, the heat and humidity will be making a comeback. look at the temperatures. 90 in gaithersburg, 92 out dulles. reagan national airport deals like 103 degrees. we still have the heat advisory until 8:00 tonight. off to the west of us, the heat advisory is down. now we are looking at scattered showers and thunderstorms popping up. showers and storms will remain in the forecast for tomorrow. what can we expect for the rest of the week? michael forecast coming up in just a fe
their own loved ones? >>> and caught. after learning of a big shark caught off massachusetts this weekend, our correspondent, face to face in the water. >>> good evening on this sunday night. as we begin here with that abc news exclusive. the woman at the center of the storm. the hotel maid who accused one of the world's most powerful men, dominique strauss-kahn, of sexual assault, is now breaking her silence tonight. just a short time ago, sitting down with abc's robin roberts. the hotel worker says she stands by her story, declaring, god as my witness, i'm telling the truth. for the first time, we see here, and linsey davis is here with what we've heard so far. >> reporter: this is the first time we're seeing her face. perhaps you've never heard her name before. nafissatou diallo is the woman we simply came to know as the hotel maid who accused dominique strauss-kahn of attempted rape. she's ending her silence with an exclusive tv interview with "good morning america's" robin roberts. why now? "i never want to be in public," she says, "but i have no choice. now i have to be in public. i
and then there is the big story out of washington this morning. after another dramatic breakdown in the debt ceiling talks, the president is now demanding that congressional leaders come to the white house this morning as we answer the home stretch of a political showdown during which the entire economy which affects all of us is essentially being held hostage. >> remember that august 2nd deadline around the corner. a lot of finger pointer between the president and speaker. >>> we begin oversdaes where we're just beginning to understand the scope of the shocking twin attacks in norway. at least 84 people were killed at that youth camp on an island where a gunman dressed as a police officer went on a horrific rampage and opened fire at everyone in sight and for many the only escape was the water. take a look at this video. so startling teenagers swimming for their lives. >> just a couple of hours before this at least two blasts tore through buildings in the capital city of oslo. such an unlikely target for terror. norway is a tiny, tiny country, the place where they hand outut the nobel peace prize. this m
increase. >> that's the big deal. you have harry reid coming up with a plan for democrats. that he says includes $2.7 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years and gives the president the debt ceiling increase that takes him all of the way to 2013. republicans are already saying that those -- his plan includes gimmicks and phantom cuts. so the republicans are coming up with their plan, which would include about $1 trillion in cuts now. it would require the president to come back to congress next year to ask for another debt ceiling increase. >> that's the huge sticking point for the white house. the president has made it clear time and time again that he won't sign a short-term increase. he squashed it at the meeting last night. >> republicans leaders have said that as well. they didn't want any short-term solution to this problem. they changed their tune on this. white house said that speaker boehner needs to stand up and pursue one of the paths that's out there. lot of those same gimmicks in savings from future wars are in the republican budget, the paul ryan budget. george? >
other broken windows. the streets were carpeted with glass and debris. >> i heard a big boom and i just ran out of the cafe, because it was something extraordinary. and we ran to the corner and it was like arriving to a war scene from some kind of movie. it was everything in that part of the governmental biddi aal b area. everything was blown out. corners of buildings, everything was out. it was fire and smoke. all the glass was shattered on the ground. there were dead people, one legs blown off. >> reporter: sidewalks turned into makeshift emergency rooms. everyone in oslo warned to stay away from downtown. two hours later, on an island 25 miles away, a nightmare of a different kind. a man dressed as a police officer opened fire at a campp for children of the ruling labour party. witnesses say a man who appeared to be doing a security check related to the earlier bombing in oslo entered the camp and identified himself as a police officer before opening fire. this man was at the camp. "the gunman was dressed as a policeman," he says. "he tried to show us that he was here to help. tried
like zack pritchett. >> it is actually going to do some big damage. >> for the landscapers to cannot escape the heat and for those who will fight fires in at. they came to help them forget. >> it is a connection between the heart and the sole. -- soul. >> is 87 degrees here in the district, and the headlines reflect that. >> thank you for that report. officials at the manassas national battlefield park are taken precautions to keep visitors safe. they are canceling all programs from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. this afternoon. tomorrow and sunday, thousands of reactors will brave the heat to reenact the first battle of manassas the first major battle of the civil war. this week marks the battle's 150th anniversary. they are ready for heavy traffic around the park, especially on route 29 and reached 234. there is no question he is uncomfortable, but it is also dangerous. many states are baking under some sort of heat advisory and it has been blamed for nearly two dozen deaths. many doctors are urging you to limit your time outdoors if you can, no matter your age or state of health. >> pe
from st. louis to l.a. for their big beach vacation. they paid $1,200 for the tickets. and should get nearly $200 of it back. that can buy a lot of sunscreen. so if you're like that family and are flying between last saturday and until this mess is resolved in d.c., you are due a refund. what do you need to do? first of all, hang on to your receipt. second, e-mail your airline. they haven't decided yet if the airlines will pony up this money or if the irs will have to. that's one of many things still being sorted out in washington. ryan owens, abc news, dallas-ft. worth international airport. >> that story is phenomenally angering to many of us. save your receipts and get your money back. >> please do. what a big mess. all the people who have been furloughed, 4,000 workers have been furloughed since the faa was shut down. >> so much in washington not getting done, not being resolved, impacting all kinds of things. now you can't fly without getting screwed over a little bit. >>> walmart executives are thinking out the big box with their latest venture, streaming movies online. the worl
. you ready for lower humidity warmup? another big the [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens williamsburg, where d.c. goes to get away. maybe it's because washington d.c. loves the legendary coasters. or that your entire family will have fun, even the little ones. it could be that water country usa has more of the waves, slides and rides everyone wants. so plan your getaway and come play. you never know who you'll run into. get started at buschgardens.com/dc. >> there's no choice. no alternative. failure is not an option. >> straight ahead, the deficit show down count down. where we stand with one week left. good morning, washington. it's monday july 25. thank you for waking up with us. >> we begin with traffic and weather every 10 minutes. we have the first check of a pretty hot forecast out there. >> heat and humidity back in. 81 degrees. this is the coolest we've been for a morning temperature since thursday. 76 at dulles. looking at the heat index. it feels like 88 this morning downtown. we are looking for a cold front. moving into the evening hours allowing for some thun
. >> this was the longest work stoppage in nfl history. >> they had to take this long. >> the big issue was how to divide $9 billion in revenue. football fans, the lockout left a bad taste in their mouth. >> it has been a very long process since the day that we stood. in march. >> the players agreed to go from 5246% revenue share. -- 520 to 46% revenue share. >> make sure that we can stand here and say football is back. >> redskins fan was more concerned about local people who love bint -- who would have taken a big hit without football. >> people that are selling seven years -- -- seven years in the parking lot. >> there will not be an extended 18-game season. fans were split on that call. training camp could start as early as wednesday. >> what the rejoicing began. we will have more details on the new deal and reaction from the redskins coming of a little bit later. >>> time is ticking as we inch closer to the deadline for resolving the debt crisis. john boehner are said his plan would slash more than $1 trillion in spending. senate democratic leader harry reid has its own plan with nearly double the cuts
. >> the president continued to push for a big budget deal. outside the town hall, most people said they liked what they heard. >> i thought it was great. is covered a lot of topics. >> but not everybody got the answers they came for. >> is it going to come back around? no one asked that question. >> 1 boy did get to -- one girl did get to ask her question. >> what should i teach my students about how our government works if we are saying we will not compromise with the other party? >> you should keep on teaching your students to compromise. that is not just how government works. that is how life works. >> this woman came with her daughter. >> i wanted to hear definitely about education. >> but not everybody was pleased with the questions or the answers. >> i was looking for some more pardoning questions. his environmental record is astounding. >> about a dozen protesters were here. they were across from the coliseum. inside there were dignitaries including gov. martin o'malley. in case you're wondering if there were ground rules for asking questions, the president had 1. he went boy, girl, boy gir
. it is still hot in my world, but it's better. >> we will take it. 5:12 on this tuesday morning. >> big cuts at blackberry and the delivery that thousands of post offices do not want. >> attributed the king of pop another good thing about geico is, they've got, like, real live people working there 24/7. so like say you need to report a claim, alright. a real person will be there to help you. then you can use geico.com to vi p photos of the damage, track your claim, print an estimate. you want an english muffin? they literally hand you a toasted muffin with butter and jam. (sigh) whaa. tasty. that's, that's a complete dramatization of course, but you get my point. vo: geico 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> we began our top stories with some breaking news. 11 people hospitalized after being exposed to carbon monoxide in rockville. if it happened around 2:00 this morning at a building on first street. the building was evacuated for short-time. a faulty water heater is to blame. that problem is now being fixed. >>> president obama and house speaker jo
-thirds of the country again by the end of next week through next weekend. so enjoy the break while it lasts because big-time heat is just days awaw. >> heat bubble. makes it sound much more benign than it actually is. thank you, amber. we'll get back to you more in a little bit. >>> america, by the way is now just over a week away from defaulting on its debt. there's the clock. this morning, there is immense pressure on both parties in washington to cut some sort of deal before the stock market re-opens on monday. there are real fears that there could be a huge sell-off if politicians fail to make some progress today, so let's go straight to abc's david kerley who's been tracking the horse trading throughout the night. david, is there a chance that we will see something today? >> reporter: we will see something today, i am told, by members of the house of representatives that john boehner is going to come up with a framework, some kind of plan to raise the country's debt ceiling, and the pressure is really on boehner right now. he had a meeting last night with other congressional leaders up on the hill
will go to charity. >>> we want to take a look at the day ahead. a big crowd is expected when montgomery county residents away in on a proposed curfew. the plan calls for people under 18 to be home by 11:00 p.m. sunday through thursday, and midnight friday and saturday. the plans of a vote is expected in the fall. a public hearing will be held at 1:30 at council headquarters in rockville today. >>> bob mcdonnell will sign a bill that is designed to prevent accidents. ashley's law was killed -- is named after a woman that was killed in 2008 when a police officer not with a siren drove through a red light. it will require emergency vehicles to use flashing lights are turned on their sirens going through intersections. >>> commonwealth could be the next state to pass caylee's law. it would require a parent to report to police if a child is missing within 24 hours. the state senator says he will introduce the bill in the next session. it is inspired by the casey anthony case. similar laws are expected in 30 states. >>> a baby is back with his family after being missing since the weekend. on
. >>> are other big story, a nation on the brink. lawmakers have little more than a week to raise the spending limits and cut the deficit. >> with no deal, both sides are preparing back up plans and international markets are reeling. philip stewart is live on capitol hill with the latest. >> good morning. the house speaker is expected to release his plan today. already the debate this morning is focusing not just on the taxes and spending that we have heard so much about, but on how long the plan would last. this morning house speaker john boehner was focusing on a short- term approach, cutting spending by $1 trillion and raising the debt ceiling by about the same. >> i would prefer to have a bipartisan approach to solving the problem. if that's not possible, i and my republican colleagues in the house are prepared to move on our own. >> his plan only allows the government to pay bills three early next year. if >> a short-term extension to the debt ceiling will jeopardize our economy. the speaker is ignoring the warning. >> senator patton minority leader and -- the senate minority leader, harr
round up enough votes to p ps it. also, it may just be too big for congress to deal with only a week left. tahman bradley, abc news, the white house. >> down to the wire. people are fed up. >> they should be. i mean, this is weeks and weeks of this. >> absolutely. >> this is not just some issue on capitol hill. if you have a 401(k) and we do default on august 2nd you're going to see all of us, tens of millions of us will see an impact. this is an issue that affects everybody. >> absololely. >> keep an eye. >> holding our breath. >>> a chicago man has turned up in las vegas alive and well three decades after he vanished and was declared dead. he left everything and everyone behind, including his family and friends. abc's ryan owens explains how he managed to stay under the radar. >> reporter: arthur jones was hiding in plain sight. a man with a gambling problem living in this las vegas home, working at this casino. the 72-year-old was declared dead decades ago. detectives thought he'd been murdered by the mob back in 1979. in reality, he'd sold his seat on t t chicago board of trade t
. the republicans are insisting that the debt ceiling can be raised as much as spending is big cut. the speaker is focusing on a short-term deal. cut it by a trillion dollars. president obama has said that is a nonstarter. >> to go through this whole exercise all over again? that we're not going to do. rounds on sunday to make their case to an increasingly anxious public. >> i know that the president is worried about the next election. t shouldn't we be worried about the country? >> the speaker wanted the outline of the plan before 4:00 p.m. eastern sunday to send a positive message to the foreign markets. that deadline passed and this morning the asian markets are down and the u.s. futures aren't looking good, either. both sides are main resolute. >> there's no choice, there's no alternative. >> both sides will be back at work on duelili plans this morning. >> if our credit ratininis lower, ordinary americans will take a hard hit in the f fm of higher interest rates, car loans. >>> in norway the man in arrested in friday's maz murder is being arraigned in the killing of at least 93 people, mos
and the players union. there is a big vote in d.c. tomorrow. joining us with a look at that. a couple hours ago it looked like a done deal. >> let's wait. we hope that vote happens tomorrow. it looks like the lockout will be history by this time tomorrow night. but there could be a last-minute delay in a vote by the players. all 32 of the player representatives are here in washington right now they'll get up tomorrow have a meeting and then they plan to vote on the deal. but according to the "new york times" the players have asked at the very last minute now that some new language be inserted into the contract. they reportedly want an opt-out clause after year seven of the ten-year pact. the owners are not happy about this. so this has caused a lot of uncertainty about the post lockout schedule. it was assumed the players would approve the and then report to facilities on wednesday. but who knows. things look good but now we have to wait and see how things shake out tomorrow. we do know all ice in the football world will be on washington starti
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